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      02-28-2015, 12:53 PM   #1
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DIY: F30 F31 Power Folding auto dimming & dipping mirrors: Question

There is seems to be surprisingly little information on how to retrofit F30 Power folding mirrors with the auto electro-chromatic dimming feature and tilt to kerb on reverse.

I managed to miss this from the option list because I thought the 430 option didn't include tilt to kerb (the feature I really wanted) on reverse and seemed it was only part of the electric seat option (the stealer had no idea):


However a little searching of ebay revealed this:


So it seems that I can buy power folding, dimming and dipping mirrors from fleabay, the required switch, but I need the wiring loom for at least the drivers side for the power fold switch to make it happen.

Various searches on http://www.realoem.com/ and http://bmwfans.info/ and looking at wiring looms reveal nothing conclusive. The stealer were quite happy to sell me the power folding mirrors (450 each! sans cap and mirror glass) and switch unit (110) but did not have a scoobys on which wires I needed.

The question is: does someone have the wiring diagram/loom part number required for power folding retrofit?

Many thanks in advance
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      02-28-2015, 04:25 PM   #2
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Do you know Rheingold? I think this is exactly what you are looking for.

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BTW: Do you have electric seats? If yes, you are lucky because then you don't have to change the wiring.
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      02-28-2015, 06:11 PM   #3
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Do you know Rheingold? I think this is exactly what you are looking for.

Greetings
Roland

BTW: Do you have electric seats? If yes, you are lucky because then you don't have to change the wiring.
I thought rheingold was a diagnostic tool rather that part finder?

Unfortunately I didn't select the electric seats
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It also provides all wiring diagrams and part descriptions. ;-)
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      03-01-2015, 11:13 AM   #5
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If you had electric seats, simple coding would have done the trick for the automatic curb mirror function.

Without, I'm not too certain. The issue seems to be that it requires the "memory" function but it seems several members here with auto dimming but no electric seats seem to have the curb function. I wouldn't want to spend the money to only find out it doesn't work.

Just for those curious, coding is as follows:

ASP_MEMORY_VERBAUT - Prerequisite for the below, determines if mirror memory exists - Requires Electric seats?
ASP_BORDSTEINAUTOMATIK - determines if function is enabled or not - aktiv
ASP_BORDSTEINAUTOMATIK_DELTA - sets the angle of the tilt.
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      03-09-2015, 06:43 AM   #6
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If you had electric seats, simple coding would have done the trick for the automatic curb mirror function.

Without, I'm not too certain. The issue seems to be that it requires the "memory" function but it seems several members here with auto dimming but no electric seats seem to have the curb function. I wouldn't want to spend the money to only find out it doesn't work.

Just for those curious, coding is as follows:

ASP_MEMORY_VERBAUT - Prerequisite for the below, determines if mirror memory exists - Requires Electric seats?
ASP_BORDSTEINAUTOMATIK - determines if function is enabled or not - aktiv
ASP_BORDSTEINAUTOMATIK_DELTA - sets the angle of the tilt.
If you retrofit the electrochrome mirrors (they have 5 Pins instead of 6) the mirrors are controlled via LIN bus, not directly anymore. In this case you always have the curb tilt.
So the question is if you have electrochrome mirrors OR electric seats. In both cases you have the 5 pin LIN bus System where the mirrors are controlled via the FEM module.

greetings
Roland
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It also provides all wiring diagrams and part descriptions. ;-)
Hi saw your reply to the folding mirrors I do have the electric seats in my f33 would it be a simple straight fit? I also found a guy selling a pair of f33 with the controller just wanted to know if I need anything else I was going to risk it??
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Has anyone gotten anywhere with this? I've just dived straight in and cleared eBay of it's folding mirror supply (I have no idea why I bought 3...) and a driver side switch with the mirror control.

I don't have electrically adjustable seats, and my current mirrors are the basic ones, so I have literally no idea what I'm letting myself in for

Searching around, I can't find any info on the lin bus, if I have existing cabling, etc.

Where do I find diagrams for all this, outside of Rheingold that is, or should I just use Rheingold?
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      03-15-2016, 09:23 AM   #9
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This would seem to be relevant, taken from the 04_F30 General Vehicle Electronics PDF here.

So, you can see all the required linbus connections, however what I don't know is, do cars without folding mirrors definitely not have the linbus going to the mirrors?

If we need wiring to the linbus, how far do we need to go? i.e. is there wiring from the bus to the door, or do we have to go all the way back to the FEM?

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      03-15-2016, 08:37 PM   #10
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Though I think I'm talking to myself, for reference (for anyone listening!) someone over @ bimmerfest has done this, thread below:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=892556
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      04-07-2016, 03:11 PM   #11
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Anyone know if the bimmerfest thread works for retrofit the folding mirrors? I want to try but i'm a newbie about this things...
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